Hiren embarked on his journey after graduating from CEPT University in 1983. Starting with a background in landscape design, he founded HPA. With an innate passion for art and design since childhood, Hiren seamlessly merges his artistic pursuits with global collaborations. His commitment to ethical and impactful work drives his mission for societal betterment. With over 30 years of expertise in architecture, interior design, and landscape design, the company has achieved exponential growth.
After earning his bachelor's degree in architecture from the B.V.B. College of Engineering in Hubli, Indrajit Kembhavi, a partner at the Kembhavi Architecture Foundation, he pursued a specialisation in institutional design at the Sir J.J. College of Design in Mumbai. He co-authored the book "Houses of Goa" about Goan residential architecture in Goa with architect Gerad da Cunha. Since 1997, he has been a design associate with KAF. He is a partner in two well-known construction firms and works in that industry. His emphasis is on design, coordination, and management systems.
As a BMSCE graduate, her design concept is a straightforward union of form and function, elegance and practicality, employing organic, natural, and sustainable elements. She typically enjoys a little drama, whether from lighting, art, or an odd piece of furniture. The practice, which includes architecture, interior design, and landscape design, is inspired by a love of nature.
She established CoDe Studio at IIID in 2016, focusing on providing free design for neighbourhood initiatives in Bangalore. The renovation of the 108-year-old government school in Murphy Town was one of many government schools and orphanages this collaborative studio completed. She received a commendation for this project at the IIA National Awards in 2023.
Bengaluru raised, and Italy-trained, Kavya obtained her master’s in interior design from Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milan. After working with prominent design studios in Milan, Reggio Emilia, and Bangalore, Kavya founded Studio Ruh in 2018. She is motivated to create spaces that make people feel good. She firmly believes that clients’ happiness is the ultimate goal and takes pride in the quality of work and attention to detail Studio Ruh delivers.
Holding degrees in horticulture and landscape architecture, this University of Melbourne graduate established his practice, Kunal Maniar and Associates, in 2002. Environmental-conscious solutions with a strong flavour of tropical wilderness form the ethos of Kunal’s practice. His approach to design is anything but conventional, drawing inspiration from various disciplines, including fine art, craft, product design, and even fashion.
Kunal’s design philosophy is rooted in the concept of “studied negligence,” wherein he allows nature to reclaim its space and freely assert its design statement. His bespoke landscapes reflect a harmonious blend of creativity and ecological consciousness, producing captivating outdoor spaces that inspire and delight.
Over two decades, the South Mumbai-based firm has executed a wide spectrum of work, including luxury hospitality projects, city houses, and cosy weekend homes. Their esteemed clientele includes prominent personalities such as Ambani’s, Shah Rukh Khan, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Maithili is a versatile architect with an impressive portfolio encompassing various disciplines across the globe. With experience in New York, Paris, and Mumbai, she has successfully worked on projects of diverse scales, from museum and institutional design to interior design for retail stores, offices, and residences. Her expertise also extends to heritage structure redevelopment and extensive work in urban design, including inner-city redevelopment projects and long-term campus master planning for prestigious Ivy League colleges in the US.
Her academic background includes a Master's in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, New York, and an undergraduate degree in Architecture from C.E.P.T. Ahmedabad. Through her passion for architecture, she aims to create built environments that express thoughtful architectural ideas in harmony with their surroundings.
Naresh V Narasimhan is an Indian architecture and urban design expert known for shaping cities and redefining the built environment. With a 38-year career at VA, he has led the completion of 2,000 projects covering 180 million sq. ft. in 45 cities, including over 20 LEED-certified projects. Specializing in technical facilities, he designed spaces for companies like Siemens and Amazon. Naresh co-founded Mod Foundation, focusing on urban research and government advisory. His insights are shared at conferences and news channels, reflecting his diverse interests in cartography, politics, art, and culture.
Natasha Kochhar joined LTDF in 2009 as a partner and helped grow the firm. Located in New Delhi, LTDF is a boutique architecture and interior design studio where Natasha Kochhar serves as Associate Partner and Principal Architect. The practice aims to design places that change over time and with use through employing a user-centric approach and utilising an ever-expanding technical infrastructure.
Natasha thinks that her adaptability and simplicity show in her work, especially in how she designs. Her overall perspective on life consists of empathy, which extends to how she blends the user, the space, and the aesthetics. As a designer, she prides herself on making the spaces represent the customer, not just herself or even the most recent trends.
Priyanka P. Mehra, a seasoned architect with over 18 years of experience, leads PS Design with a profound passion for design. Her dynamic vision and strong work ethic have propelled her firm's success, seamlessly blending architectural expertise with interior design excellence.
Priyanka's design journey traces back to her early fascination with Lego blocks, a precursor to her current bold and harmonious creations. Unconstrained by trends, she forges her unique path, consistently learning and evolving personally and professionally.
Her design philosophy centres on marrying classic influences with contemporary concepts, infusing emotional resonance into spaces. Inspiration strikes her everywhere, from the sky's hues to urban textures. An avid traveller and lifelong learner, her diverse portfolio reflects her curiosity.
With a roster of discerning clients, Priyanka's commitment to exceptional design solutions shines through. Her relentless pursuit of excellence continues to make an indelible mark on the industry and the spaces she transforms.
With a passion for architecture and interiors, Puran founded studio PKA in 1993 and has since steered it towards remarkable success. Throughout his career, his creative vision and dedication have been evident in his diverse projects. While PKA initially excelled in commercial spaces, Puran's leadership has enabled the studio to expand its horizons, embracing various design challenges. As a leader, he has fostered a team of like-minded and creative professionals who share his design beliefs. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, he ensures that each project follows strict processes, earning PKA a formidable reputation in the industry.
Influenced by early exposure to architecture and a profound connection with nature, Rahul's architectural journey took shape. Initially envisioning a stud farm due to his passion for horses, his time in Nainital's forested boarding school instilled a love for nature-inspired design. His father's architectural endeavours around Mumbai further ignited his architectural perspective.
Studying at Mumbai's Academy of Architecture and pursuing a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan, Rahul interned with architect and theorist Christopher Alexander. After 13 years at IMK Architects, his father's firm, he now serves as a partner and principal architect, adapting and refining design processes and client interactions.
IMK Architects, under Rahul's guidance, champions biophilic narratives and eco-conscious practices. Their projects prioritize functionality and emotional, physical, and psychological well-being. Rahul envisions a future where the firm thrives in crafting vibrant, ecologically sensitive spaces that foster life and activities.
A Hundred Hands is a nonprofit trust that empowers artisans, crafters, and makers to earn a fair and sustainable living from their handmade creations. Their vision is to cultivate a world that cherishes the beauty of handmade crafts in our daily lives. A Hundred Hands believes that the act of crafting by hand is an innate human instinct rooted in the ancient desire to express individuality and create beauty. In a fast-paced world of mass production and instant gratification, they advocate for the value of handcrafting as a pathway to slow down, reduce stress, find joy in simplicity, and lead more creative, content, and fulfilling lives.
AK International is India’s premier distributor of premium and luxurious home audio and video brands and cutting-edge home theatre systems. Through strategic partnerships with system integration experts, they offer a seamless journey to conceptualise, design, and deliver unparalleled audio and video solutions tailored to your residences, vacation homes, conference spaces, and corporate headquarters.
Marrying technological brilliance with artistic finesse, their advanced audio and video solutions give rise to bespoke media rooms, immersive home cinemas, multi-room audio-visual setups, and integrated light and home control systems. Embodying an entirely new standard in quality, aesthetics, and performance within the home entertainment sector, they redefine integrated design for their clientele.
Initiated in 2009 by the visionary Shibani Jain, Baaya’s inaugural establishment in Lower Parel bores the imprint of diverse influences, seamlessly interweaving the essence of Indian heritage and global inspirations. Guided by the spirit of preserving and uplifting age-old crafts, Baaya crafts a narrative that celebrates the intricate brilliance of traditional artistry while embracing contemporary flair. Shibani Jain’s ingenuity, channelled through Baaya, breathes life into the cherished artisanal dreams, illuminating their path to recognition and prominence.
From the modest balcony to the sun-kissed terrace, from petite backyards to sprawling grounds, Beruru caters to diverse outdoor areas, infusing them with character and charm. Having traversed the globe, Beruru presents an eclectic collection encompassing plants, planters, garden accessories, decor, and furniture, seamlessly embracing interior and al fresco environments. With a commitment to enriching every facet of outdoor living, Beruru embodies a mission - to emerge as the quintessential outdoor lifestyle brand, catering to homes and gardens of all dimensions.
Crimson Art Gallery in Bengaluru is a haven for art enthusiasts, offering diverse artworks, from paintings to photographs. With a prestigious roster of artists that includes luminaries like M F Husain, this elegant gallery strives to showcase the rich tapestry of Indian art, spanning various styles and genres. If you're keen-eyed, you may acquire some of these exceptional artworks at attractive prices to adorn your space.
Emanating elegance and creativity, DeeTee Home is the brainchild of Devashree and Tanushree Sharma. The brand redefines living spaces with meticulously handcrafted furniture that transcends trends. Each piece reflects meticulous attention to detail, celebrating the beauty of natural materials like wood, cane, stone, concrete, and metal.
Crafted by skilled artisans, DeeTee Home’s creations are the hallmark of every design, promising uniqueness in form and texture. With rustic woods, intricate cane weaves, and sleek metals, DeeTee Home’s collection transforms spaces into narratives of elegance.
Escape by Creatomy is renowned for its meticulously crafted hand-made items, characterised by contemporary aesthetics and truly unique designs. Founded by Prateek Sabharwal under the Creatomy banner, Escape emerged from a desire to transcend the confines of conventional client briefs. It was conceived as a realm where the ordinary is left behind, and the boundary between furniture and art is beautifully blurred.
Escape’s creations encompass furniture, lifestyle products, and decor accessories thoughtfully crafted through the fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern sensibilities. Central to Escape’s ethos is the belief that exemplary design should be accessible to all, enhancing user experiences by elevating functionality.
Originating from the principle of giving customers the best in quality and service, Fairdeal Electronics was established as a partnership firm by Kadir Fruitwala and his sons, Aamir and Aabid Fruitwala, entrepreneurs with astute business acumen and foresight. From a small electronics showroom in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai, in 2000, Fairdeal Electronics has long since evolved into one of Mumbai’s leading chains of electronic superstores, now having expanded to major cities across India, with a team of professional managers delivering on the promise of servicing customer needs and efficient post-sales services.
With aesthetically designed and conveniently located showrooms, Fairdeal Electronics caters to customers of all budgets and preferences. After more than four decades of successful operations through customer-focused policies and an intuitive understanding of emerging markets, Fairdeal Electronics has become a trusted name synonymous with quality electronics and consumer durables today.
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